Turaida Castle, Sigulda

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Walk along the castle ramparts and explore the elements of medieval building at Turaida Castle, which means "Thor's garden" in the language of the ancient inhabitants. The red-brick castle is a cultural landmark with a special protection status. Archbishop of Riga requested the building be constructed for an order of Crusaders in 1214. As you tour the building, you'll see the original surviving fragments of a defensive wall, the main tower, a semi-rounded tower, and the western section. Learn about the history and the restoration process at exhibits inside the restored buildings. You can climb the main tower for a view of the valley. See Turaida Castle and all Sigulda has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sigulda trip itinerary builder site .
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  • Start directly with the city Sigulda, and close to the Castle. Before the town can easily be reached by bus or train a little more than an hour. I would advise the more comfortable, have tried both options. Very cozy town, green, calm, lazy to walk. And then perebiraetes in Turaida Castle. You can on a minibus or try catch "attempt". 5 Euro entrance and walk slowly across the territory, but it is not small. It is necessary to climb a tower, there are magnificent views. To more or less all of the show should be placed 2-3 hours of free time, and quietly, without fuss and get pleasure. For this it is better to go there alone, with excursion you just probezhites.
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  • Most of the castle itself is rebuilt, well, with good exhibits. There are various out-buildings worth visiting, including the oldest wooden church in Latvia, a sculpture park and a smithy. Groups can ...  more »
  • The whole area of Turaida is just beautiful - walks, views, park, and the castle is the icing on the cake! If one comes to Sigulda, definitely visit Turaida and feel a bit of history!  more »
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  • Not very well-groomed historical place, too crowded and all the greenery trampled. Beautifully during the "golden autumn", BUT even a few days after the rains everywhere terrible dirt. Is it so hard to get normal tracks or gangways?! Yes, the valley of the Dains is quite beautiful, but it's all drowning in the awful dirt! Is that normal for one of the oldest and most visited points of interest in the region?!
  • I absolutely love this place ❤️ All around nature, fresh air and the view from the tower is so beautiful 😍
  • Beautiful sculpture garden and historic monument. Lots of awesome souvenirs to take home.
  • Very nice place, I give a strong recommendation to go visit this. Everything is very peaceful, beautiful and interesting.
  • Great place to spend a whole day. Thus place is magical with its historical sense and beautiful views !

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